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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 55%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 78%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 78%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 52%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 41%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 89%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 34%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 39%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 30%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 49%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 39%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 42%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 51%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 32%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 37%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 43%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 27%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 56%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 65%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 59%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 34%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 48%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 32%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 59%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 34%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 28%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 81%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 39%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 56%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 39%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 39%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 26%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 59%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 35%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 39%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 47%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 68%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 48%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 57%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 40%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 23%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 55%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 53%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 74%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 38%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 59%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 48%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 34%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 68%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 78%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 59%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 63%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 34%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 34%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 32%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 45%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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